Jennifer Love Hewitt Has a Stalker
The good news: recently single Jennifer Love Hewitt has a new man in her life.
The bad news: The guy seems to have a few issues.
Star magazine reports that the 29-year-old Ghost Whisperer star—who broke things off with former fiancé Ross McCall over the holidays—has obtained a restraining order against alleged stalker David Nolte, a 62-year-old man from Studio City, California.
Hewitt claims that Nolte has sent her “over 120 threatening and disturbing letters” in addition to following the actress and her family.
According to the petition against Nolte—which was filed on December 23—his correspondences included “disturbing and violent letters that reference weapons he owns and fantasies he has wherein Hewitt is being impaled,” says Female First.
Hewitt also says that Nolte sent her two plane tickets to Australia—one in each of their names—along with an itinerary of the planned trip.
The last straw was broken on December 21, when Nolte showed up at Hewitt’s mother’s house to drop off flowers and three letters, which he left at the property entrance.
“I was terrified when I saw Mr. Nolte, because he has sent me threatening letters describing his sexual and violent fantasies that involve me,” Hewitt wrote in a declaration included in court documents. “Seeing him at my mother’s house made me fear for my physical safety.”
This isn’t the first time that the actress has dealt with delusional followers. In 2003, La Mesa, California, woman Diana Napolis pleaded guilty to felony stalking charges after continually trying to contact Hewitt. According to authorities, Napolis “believed that Ms. Love Hewitt was part of a group that targeted her with so-called psychotronic technology. Due to this technology [Napolis believed] they were able to tell what she was thinking.”
Nolte’s restraining order, which was granted yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court, prohibits him from coming within 100 feet of Hewitt, McCall, and Hewitt’s mother, Patricia, and is in effect until 2012.